Words matter. These are the best Al Jourgensen Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’m not a real Halloween kind of guy, because Halloween is every day.
I never read comic books as a kid.
Art is commenting on what’s going on around you in your life.
Everyone reaches their point in time where either they die or they get sick of doing drugs. It started getting debilitating. I enjoy my music a lot better than my drugs.
It’s such a stupid thing to sign a band and then demand a hit right away to instantly recoup the money. The point is, you have to do it by building your own following, and that is not necessarily done by writing instant hits.
We have to support our local artists. It’s just that simple. Otherwise, we will have no art.
I’m the biggest Blackhawks fan ever. I’ve been going to games since I was 6 years old.
If you had a Ministry box set under your Christmas tree, wrapped in paper, ‘From Beer to Eternity’ is the bow that goes around the present, you know what I mean?
Rock n’ roll is for the young idiots, not an old fart like me.
I’m still a recluse. I still hate everyone. I’m still a misanthrope.
I’m a very firm believer in karma, and put it this way: I get a lot of good parking spots.
You tell me one other person that graduated from Yale that is as inarticulate as Bush. Yale’s a great school, and here’s this idiot.
I’m a studio rat. I like going in there as producer.
I’m getting a bunch more face tattoos, because it doesn’t look like I’m ever going to have to apply to a Walmart or Best Buy.
The very first pharmaceutical commercial I ever heard was 15 seconds of the product and 45 seconds of side effects, so I know that this cannot be good for you.
You’re never quite prepared for the inundation of stardom, or whatever you want to call it.
I don’t want people buying my records for this summer’s hit. I want people buying them because they’re interested in what Ministry will have to say in the future.
I can’t control what people think of me, and I stopped really caring a long time ago.
Being on stage is not creating, it’s re-creating.
There’s a famous artist, Ron English, in New York, that just, or Andy Warhol for that matter, that did pop art that terrorized society. And that’s, for the last like 10, 15 years, that’s all I wanted to do, is terrorize society and make them look into a mirror and see what the hell we have wrought.
I’m done with industrial. Seriously, my iPod collection at home has no industrial music on it; it’s strictly jazz, blues and country.
Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands, Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands. I think I was pretty well-rounded.
I’d still prefer to do five nights at a club than one night at Allstate Arena.
The main thing in measuring integrity is someone’s motive and intent, not how many records they sell. Our intent in Ministry was never to be big. We just wanted to make enough money to live and to buy a studio, which we have done in Austin.
I’ve seen 48 Stanley Cups in my life. I was about six or seven when I started going to games with my dad.
I’m a very reluctant frontman. I’ve seen reviews where they talk about my strong presence on stage, but it’s nothing I do. It’s like the person in a long grocery line who stands out because he’s so agitated. He’ll have presence, too.
I got my influences from ’70s bands – Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, blah blah blah. When I was growing up, we had all these crazy bands on the Top 40. Today, if Pink Floyd released ‘Money,’ it wouldn’t even get played.
Basically, an artist should be a mirror, or a reflection of society or his or her environment. What you see is what you can articulate.
We’ll see if we ever do another Ministry gig again or not. I’m not saying yes or no yet. All I’m saying is I know there’s no new Ministry studio CDs coming ever again. I promise.
‘Rock n’ Roll Animal,’ the live album, is one of the greatest live albums out there. It was a huge influence on me.